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HIV screen (4th generation: HIV1 and 2 antibody and p24 antigen) (Virology)

General information

Collection container (including preservatives): 6mL blood tube

Specimen type: Venous Blood

Collection: 6mL blood tube

Specimen transport: Ambient temperature via porter, courier, Royal Mail or DX compliant with IATA packing instruction 650

Minimum volume of sample: 2mL

Special precautions: All samples are suitable for overnight refrigeration only, they must not be stored over a weekend

Laboratory information

Measurement units: Not applicable

Biological reference units: Not applicable

Turnaround time: 3-4 days

Same day testing offered, contact the laboratory for 4 hour turnaround (screen and confirmation for same day request only)

Clinical information

Clinical decision points: Not applicable

Factors known to significantly affect the results: Haemolysis


(Last reviewed October 24th 2017)